When Liam first started preschool back in August, I fantasized about all that I would do with my free time twice a week. Running errands with only the baby in tow sounded like a breeze (and it is!). I assumed my Tuesday & Thursday mornings would be full of grocery shopping, dry cleaning drop offs & pickup, meal prep, laundry, & any other projects that I felt like tackling. And I started our strong; I really did. I was amazed at all that I could accomplish during those three precious morning hours. Sometimes I would even treat myself to some Starbucks and a little Nordstrom shopping.
So what do my precious preschool hours look like now? They involve sleep. The entire time. Lots & lots of sleep. Finn is usually ready for his morning nap the second we get home from dropping Liam off. Now of course I could simply put Finn to sleep and then go about some household chores, because Lord knows there are always always things that need to be done. But no. Instead I stay in bed. Sometimes I use that time to catch up on emails, news, blogs. But more often than not, I sleep too!
When Liam was a baby, I often napped with him. I always needed the extra sleep, and he always slept better with me anyways. Win win. But I don't often get those chances with Finn. With a toddler in the house I am constantly trying to get Finn to sleep as quickly as possible (no easy task these days) and never get to spent those countless hours just snuggling in bed. So this is how I spend my toddler free time now, and I don't feel one bit guilty. Finn & I stay in bed until the last possible minute when I have to rush us both into the car to pick up Liam (which I have never been late for... impressive!)! Perhaps when Finn drops the morning nap, I'll become productive again. However, I am currently loving this little groove we are in. God bless preschool.
And to end on a somewhat unrelated note... Liam insisted upon wearing a bowtie to school today. He chose the short sleeved polo to go with it. His fashion sense is so on point with being a trendy little prepster (hipster?). Love him. Love that dapper boy to pieces.